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Politics of Gross National Happiness

Governance and Development in Bhutan

Authors: Schroeder, Kent

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  • Appeals to academics in the fields of Development Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, Economics, and South Asia Studies
  • Fills a gap in literature on the dynamics of governance in implementing GNH
  • Expands on existing work on the human development and capability approach that has failed to adequately address power dynamics 
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This book explores the practices of governance in Bhutan and how they shape the implementation of the country’s Gross National Happiness (GNH) development strategy. The author examines whether Bhutan’s innovative GNH governance framework successfully navigates competing power dynamics and generates the intended human development outcomes of Gross National Happiness. The analysis is structured around a comparison of the implementation of four GNH development policies – tourism, media, farm roads and human/wildlife conflict – and their larger implications on power, governance and the human development paradigm in Bhutan and beyond. 

About the authors

Kent Schroeder is Director of International Development Projects in the Business School at Humber College, Canada. In 2015 Kent received a Certificate of Appreciation from Bhutan’s Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay for his contributions to Gross National Happiness.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-19

    Schroeder, Kent

  • Gross National Happiness

    Pages 21-31

    Schroeder, Kent

  • Governance and Gross National Happiness

    Pages 33-49

    Schroeder, Kent

  • The Last Shangri-La?

    Pages 51-73

    Schroeder, Kent

  • Wrestling and Cigarettes

    Pages 75-96

    Schroeder, Kent

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Hardcover $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-65387-7
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-88014-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Politics of Gross National Happiness
Book Subtitle
Governance and Development in Bhutan
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65388-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65388-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65387-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88014-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 159
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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